Thursday, March 18, 2010
March 18: In Search of Spring
I think that something from my upbringing by two European parents must have stuck... In our home growing up, there were few things more certain than the fact that the house would get aired out. Every day. Rain or shine, winter or summer, the windows came open for at least a good half hour-- longer, weather permitting. I'm not quite that die-hard. If it's cold outside, I just keep the home sealed up and step outside for some fresh air. But when it's warm enough that I don't feel like I'm sacrificing precious heat, I *love* opening all the windows in the house. This is the first week this year that I've made a practice of it-- going around and opening all the windows for the morning, closing them in the afternoon. I love when the curtains blow in the wind, how the house smells so fresh, and how I can hear all those little outdoor sounds that I'm usually oblivious to. I don't even mind the fact that my toes get a little chilly from all that crisp air.
I think I'm ready to say that spring is here! What do you guys think?